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2024 Business Person of the Year

The 2024 Lafayette Business Person of the Year is … Hollie Lucas-Alcalay, owner of Hollie’s Homegrown!

A dinner will be held February 1, 2024 at Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa to honor Hollie. The evening will also include the City of Lafayette State of the City Address by Mayor Gina Dawson and the installation of the 2024 Lafayette Chamber Board of Directors. Registration required but not currently available. Stop by Hollie’s Homegrown, 998 Moraga Road, say congrats and shop local!

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Experience Lafayette Website Directory

Restaurants, retail shops and service providers based in Lafayette, CA are invited to join the City’s new online business directory, designed to highlight all the unique offerings Lafayette provides!

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Lafayette is Celebrating 175+ Years

In 2023, the City of Lafayette will be exploring and celebrating our local history.   The Lafayette Chamber is working in partnership with the City of Lafayette and the Lafayette Historical Society (LHS), to increase awareness and appreciation of our history...

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Calling All Restaurants and Catering Companies!

Local restaurants and catering companies are invited to donate their surplus food to White Pony Express. WPE will distribute it upon receipt – free of charge – to dozens of nonprofit partners and school pantries that serve our hungry neighbors.

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Flex Alert

The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) is highlighting the need for energy conservation and the possibility of a Flex Alert being triggered for Wednesday and Thursday, June 16th-17th, 2021.

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Small Business Help From SCORE

Small Business Help From SCORE   SCORE has the largest network of free volunteer small business mentors in the nation. No matter what stage your business is at SCORE has a mentor for you. The Lafayette Chamber of Commerce has been partnering with SCORE for over 15...

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Rent Relief for Renters and Landlords

California Mortgage Relief Program Now Accepting Applications Post Date: City of Lafayette, 01/06/2022 11:28 AM California homeowners who have fallen behind on their housing payments due to pandemic-related financial hardship can now apply for a grant from the state...

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Diamond, Golden, Silver, Bronze Eras

Through the Decades – Members of the Lafayette Chamber!   The Lafayette Chamber was started by a group of concerned business persons in 1947. To start off 2021, the Chamber would like to highlight the members who have supported the Lafayette Chamber through these...

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Fauci’s Special Message to Lafayette

Dr. Anthony Fauci's Special Message to Lafayette in Interview with Councilmember Cam Burks Post Date: 12/23/2020 8:48 AM City of Lafayette Hello Lafayette:On Tuesday, December 22, I had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National...

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The Restaurant Act

$120 billion in relief through a grant program that focuses on the small businesses we all want to save.

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Vote to support Measure L

Measure L will help bridge the gap between what California provides to our district and what it really costs to give our children a meaningful education.

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Build Build Build

When California’s housing crisis slammed into a wealthy suburb, one public servant became a convert to a radically simple doctrine. New York Times Article 2/13/2020

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Healthy Goals for 2020

Every year, people make New Year’s resolutions, hoping to spark positive change in their lives. What is your 2020 goal going to be?

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Happy Holidays from the Lafayette Chamber!

Twas’ the week before Christmas and all through the office, we take a moment to review what the year has brought us ...   It is hard to believe 2019 is coming to an end. The Chamber hosted our annual Holiday Mixer last Wednesday at Merrill Gardens at Lafayette....

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TRY LAFAYETTE FIRST

SHOPPING LOCAL MATTERS!  Drop in and say hello to your local merchants.  They will be glad to see you.

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The Votes Are In!

Say hello to our new board members that will serving their two year term beginning January 1st, 2020. Larry Blodgett,  Blodgett’s Abbey Carpet & Flooring Kathy Merchant, Las Trampas Capitol Campaign John McCormick, Lamorinda Music (incoming President) Dennis...

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Rumors about the Roundup

What story had the biggest buzz in Lafayette this week?  Well, besides the naming of our new City Manager, Niroop Srivatsa!  We are one lucky community. What I wanted to share with you is the story behind the Roundup Saloon.  Has it been sold?  Will condos be built in...

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Sexual Harassment Notification

To All Chamber Members with 5 or more employees: Effective January 1, 2020 the State of California is requiring all companies with 5 or more employees to provide classroom training and education regarding sexual harassment. Town Hall Theatre is considering hosting...

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Community Panel for Lafayette City Manager Selection

Lafayette’s City Council is looking for five residents to serve on a community panel to interview finalists for the City Manager position. Requirements Available to serve on August 2, 2019, from approximately 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at City offices. Lafayette resident...

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Tired of fighting the Commute?

Think there are no commute options? Do you have questions about the Bus Route/Times/Frequency? Join us for a Transportation Information Event on Tuesday, May 28, 4pm-6pm, at the  Moraga Country Club. This event is designed to be a comprehensive, informational forum...

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Diablo Magazine’s Best of the East Bay

Diablo Magazine's Best of the East Bay   Diablo magazine’s Best of the East Bay 2019 polls are closing Sunday, March 31!   Make sure all of your fans have cast their votes before its too late. Plus, a vote for at least one place of business in each of the 10...

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The Future of our Downtown- Community Workshop

In February, the Lafayette City Council approved three strategic goals and five strategic objectives for 2019. One of the strategic objectives is to develop a strategy to expand City support of local businesses and commerce & to increase the vibrancy of downtown Lafayette. A public meeting on March 19 will focus on receiving input from property owners, business owners and operators. 

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Hey Cities! Got Space? How About a Pop-Up Gallery?

Art Business News March 5, 2019
What the pop-up brings is an exciting experience that engages us in the experiment and creates a sense of urgency in its “here today, gone tomorrow” concept. So we were intrigued when the San Francisco Bay Area suburb of Lafayette embraced the idea of a pop-up and morphed it into an exciting community-based experiential endeavor.

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5 Signs Your Small Business is Becoming Irrelevant (and What to Do About It)

Many entrepreneurs fail to notice the subtle signs that their products or services are becoming obsolete. When they finally take note, their once thriving enterprises are in jeopardy. Ensure that your small business flourishes for years to come by taking notice of the following telltale signs that your company may become irrelevant. From https://sba.thehartford.com.

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Lafayette’s Business Person of the Year

The Business Person of the Year dinner will be held at the Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa on Friday, February 1st, 2019 . In addition to toasting and roasting Terry, we will have Mayor Cam Burks give his first “State of the City” address.

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Pilot Project to Test Second Northbound Right-Turn Lane

November 13 marks the official start of the City of Lafayette’s pilot project to test a second northbound right-turn lane from Moraga Road onto Mount Diablo Boulevard. The pilot will evaluate whether adding an additional turn arrow for right-turn movements in the middle northbound lane on Moraga Road can effectively reduce traffic congestion farther upstream (south of the intersection).

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New Program to Manage PCBs during Building Demolition

Purpose of the Program: PCBs have been detected at elevated levels in certain sport fish in San Francisco Bay. To make the fish safer to eat and protect human health, PCBs sources to the Bay need to be identified and controlled. Urban stormwater runoff is considered a...

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New Prop. 65 Regulations: What do they mean for your small business?

AUGUST 2018, new regulations regarding Prop. 65 went into affect. California voters enacted the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act (“Proposition 65”) in 1986. The law requires warnings for potentially dangerous chemicals that may cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harms. Thirty-two years later, Californians are now well accustomed to seeing these warnings on consumer products, and virtually everywhere they go.

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Upcoming Downtown Events

Lafayette Res Run for Education - Sunday, October 21 On the morning of Sunday, October 21 approximately 2000 people will run along Mt. Diablo Blvd. The Chamber would like to encourage you to take advantage! Local businesses - think about opening your store early (runs...

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Welcome to our new website!

Welcome to our new website! On behalf of the Lafayette Chamber staff and our tech committee chair, John McCormick of Lamorinda Music, we would like to welcome you to our brand new Lafayette Chamber website! Please do pardon our dust, as we have not only just launched...

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Four Tips to Consider Before Starting a Small Business

Four Tips to Consider Before Starting a Small Business By Andrew Foust, Wells Fargo Small Business Leader As the economy continues to improve, it’s a positive sign to see more people venturing out to start a small business. Yet it’s important to take time to research...

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Lafayette Listens

Lafayette Listens! is an online forum for civic engagement. Read what others are saying about important Lafayette topics, then post your own statement.

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“We are very impressed with your Chamber. We have been members of other Chambers over the years and it’s been nothing like the experiences we’re having right out of the gate with your organization. Thank you for your great communication, follow up, and professionalism.”
– Peter Dewey, Bayview Painting

“I couldn’t have asked for a better resource than the Chamber, as I was establishing my medical practice in Lafayette. AJ, Holly, and Sara were so responsive to my questions and gave me many ideas on networking in the community. They host several events that foster community building. I honestly cannot imagine a more robust, active, and friendly chamber as this. I’m a member for life!”
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“WE LOVE THE CHAMBER! Batch and Brine has been a member of the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce for almost six years. We value and appreciate the incredible amount of work this organization produces for our community through many events and support for each business. The networking and education of information that’s spilled out weekly for the business community is impressive. They are a helping hand in so many ways for our business community and beyond. We couldn’t be part of this community without being part of the chamber. Lafayette Chamber is one of the best organizations we’ve worked with, so don’t think twice about it, join the Chamber!” – Rolla Ghaben, Batch & Brine

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